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X, previously Twitter, to gather biometric and career information

September 4, 2023: X, previously Twitter, to gather biometric and career information.

It stated that the distinctions have yet to be implemented and will be effective September 29.

The firm’s newly updated privacy policy, which details how it collects and processes user information, now says it may store and use biometric data “for security, safety, and identification purposes.”

How X plans to utilize users’ biometric information needs to be clarified.

Platforms tend to rely on biometrics, such as fingerprints and facial scans, to authenticate people when they sign in or, in the case of a bank or payment company, when users make a transaction.

X could collect user biometric information through their photos or videos by asking that they turn on their cameras. It has yet to, however, demonstrate how the system would work.

The company says it may also collect and use data on people’s employment history and preferences to recommend jobs, potentially putting the app on course to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.

“We may gather and use your personal information (such as your employment history, academic history, employment choices, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on) to recommend possible jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to guide you more relevant advertising,” X said in its updated privacy policy.

Under Musk, X has sought to expand its reach beyond social media, messaging, and audio content into areas such as financial services and recruitment.

Musk is no longer the CEO of X; he handed over the role to former NBC Universal Chairman of Advertising and Partnerships Linda Yaccarino in June.

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